Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Verve Diva Inspirations blog hop

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the first Verve Diva Inspirations Blog Hop!  Each month the Diva Inspirations team will have a blog hop focusing on the older Verve sets!  And, can I just say again how FUN this Diva team is?  I love diving into all my older Verve sets that haven't gotten NEARLY enough love and get them inky!!

My card uses the set, Express Yourself!   The purse and shoe are colored with copic markers and cut out.  The bright green pattern paper is from Bella Blvd, their Lovey Dovey line -totally fun right?  I added some brand new tiny little peridot (green) colored rhinestones (from Pizazz Aplenty) as accents to bring in some of the green.  The fabulous lace trim is from Maya Road and the flower is from Prima. 
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop spot will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Stamps Store! The deadline for comment entries is Saturday, January 5th.
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Master Hop List
1. Betty 6. Michelle
2. Dawn 7. Lynda
3. Jen d. 8. Shannan
4. Jen T. 9. Sony
5. Julee 10.Susan
As you hop around today, you might notice some new faces! We are so excited to announce the addition of three brand new Divas to our Diva Inspirations team.  I have been a big fan of all 3 of these lovely and talented ladies, so let's give a great big Verve welcome to the newest members of the Divahood... Betty Wright, Dawn Easton and Sony Christoph!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Express Yourself (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock - black and white (PTI)
Pattern Paper - Lovey Dovey 12x12 , "Borders & Blocks" (Bella Blvd.) 
Accessories - Copic Sketch markers, 2mm Peridot rhinestones from Pizazz Aplenty, Cottage Rose collection in Pink Quartz (Prima Marketing), Black lace trim (Maya Road), Black wrinkled ribbon (May Arts) and Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders) both available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

*this is a pre-scheduled post, I am currently in LA for CHA*

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107 comments:

  1. beautifully done...that black ribbon treatment is awesome and I love the flower!! Awesome work here!!

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  2. Awesome 'girl' card. Love the black ribbon and flower!

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  3. Love your card Michelle! That pop of green papers is awesome! So bright and fun!!!! I'm tickled pink to be working alongside you again. Just like the DD days!

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  4. What a fun, sassy card. Love how you "expressed" yourself!

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  5. This is such a fun card! The embellies go perfectly with the purse and shoes!

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  6. Very fun card! Love the black accent. TFS

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  7. Beautiful! I love the black on the green! :)

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  8. Striking colour combo - that green 'hearty' background paper is lovely!

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  9. Hope you're having fun at CHA! This is a fantastic card. Love the green background and that wonderful trim. Just makes the focal point pop! TFS!

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  10. What a pretty card! I love the colors and that shoe and purse are to die for! TFS!

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  11. This is just gorgeous, Michelle! LOVE it!

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  12. I love the shoe & purse! I will be CASEing this one TFS ~ love your cards!!!

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  13. FAbulous and beautiful, Michelle! Awesome card! Love the paper pieced purse! Great detailing and design!

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  14. Pretty. Love the green and black.

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  15. Great heart DP in the BG and love the paper pieced purse . Great black lace on the side too. Hope you had a great time at CHA and have been able to catch up on some sleep LOL!

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  16. Cute, cute, cute. Love that flower - makes for a great embellishment for this card.

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  17. Love your shoes and hand bag. Great colors on your card, and awesome embellies, excellent work.

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  18. I adore the colors you chose.. The green just makes it all pop!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Oooooo!! Love the girly polka dots! Cute card...

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  20. LOVE the shoes and purse! Great colors and design also. TFS.

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  21. OH, how gorgeous! LOVE IT! What woman wouldn't LOVE a card with a shoe/purse combo! The black really makes everything pop.

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  22. Classy and beautiful Michelle!! Love your coloring and your black accents!! WOW!

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  23. How fabulous is that black lace trim?! I love the color combo, so sassy and fun, and the rhinestones are a great finishing touch!

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  24. Oh, wow, Michelle. This is so couture! :) Love that black fringe and your gorgeously colored shoes and purse. And everything just pops against that green background. Fabulous!

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  25. Too cute...guess that makes you a fashion diva too

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  26. I love that fun black trim!! Very pretty card!

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  27. I love the black with the green! Great card!

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  28. Tee hee! I love those shoes and the purse - to die for! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. OMGoodness...LOVE this beauty!! Green is always a winner and the black trim and prima are such awesome accents!

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  30. Your coloring is so great and I love that black trim. Just stunning!

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  31. Very pretty card! You've done such a great job colouring that shoe and purse. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Wow, you have made your card pop with sophistication with the black and the wonderful shoe and purse image!

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  33. Oh Michelle! This is FABULOUS! That lace trim is the PERFECT complement for this stamp set!! And ya know what? It's such a beautifully executed card that I'm not even bothered at all by those wonky tilted panels!! ;-)

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  34. Michelle, This is so incredible! Love the black ribbon. My daughter would love this card -- purses, shoes and flower! Everything she adores. :-)

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  35. This card has "DIVA" all over it

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  36. Super cute! I hope you had fun at CHA!

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  37. Love your card! Thanks for sharing it with us during the Diva Inspirations blog hop. :D

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  38. Great use of that set. Love the colours you chose.

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  39. Really pretty card Michelle. I love the way you masked and layered the purse and show.

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  40. Wonderful design. I love your color combo and all the embellishments that really set this card apart, especially the black trim.

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  41. Love, love, love this! Such a fun card with great colors :)

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  42. Beautiful card. Lovely colours.

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  43. hey sweetie, are you home yet? hope you had safe, fun travels...love your "style" on this card and that fabulous prima :)

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  44. Love the girly girl look. Very pretty.

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  45. What a fun color combo. Great card

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  46. Pretty card Michelle. I like the color combination, the contrast of the dots in the shoes with the hearts in the background, and how all the black makes everything pop.

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  47. Awesome!!! I am totally a shoe girl, so I love it! I have never really "noticed" this set before, but now, I might have to take a second look. The card is beautiful and the little gems add so much.

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  48. Hi Michelle! I hope you had a great time in CA!!! Your card is just darling! I love the ribbon and the colors you used are fantastic!

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  49. Beautiful! Love the colors, this is one of my first Verve sets, love it!

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  50. ouh this is so pretty and elegant Michelle!!! Love the spunky sassy color combo and the feminine touch of that flower!!! :)

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  51. CUTE!!! I want polka dot shoes like that!

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  52. Can I just say ... F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!

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  53. What an adorable card with the 2 best items of all - shoes and purses!!!!! The colors and the beautiful flow with ribbon add so much. Thanks for sharing this with me.

    Joan
    MN

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  54. U have portrayed those accessories so well... Surely they give us women the freedom to express ourselves & I love to hoard them..... I drool at the sight of these accessories.... Your card expressing that, makes me rejoice.... Hugs)))

    Ash...
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  55. A really lovely card - the black ribbon teams so well with the image and the flower sets it all off perfectly!

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  56. So totally adorable! Welcome back home girl!

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  57. My DMIL collects shoes. This would be so perfect for her. Love your card. Black sure makes the rest of it pop!! Great card!
    Beth Greco

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  58. Oh, my, I love that black lace trim! And of course, the shoe image :) Great color combo. I might have to borrow that one!

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  59. This is so beautiful - thanks for reminding me that the older Verves are just as good as the newer ones. :)

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  60. very cute. well done

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  61. Love today's card. The green really makes the card pop Awesome job.

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  62. So glad to see a card using this set! Love the colors. :)

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  63. So classy! Love the color combo!

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  64. Pretty card.
    Jean McGee

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  65. Great card--I like the green and black together.

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  66. Great card. Love the black ribbon.

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  67. You are really stylin' with this cute card.

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  68. What a gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card! Love that trim and flower with your fancied up purse and shoes!

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  69. Michelle this card is too cute! I love the colors, the shoes and the trim!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Michelle,
    What a fun girlie card. I usually avoid cutting things out, but the purse and shoe are so fun that way. I may have to try it. LOL

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  71. Love the card!! I am going to pull that set out and start working!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. Love the bright color and what a cute stamp set! Beautiful!

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  73. I still LOVE this set and your card is GORGEOUS girlie!!!

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  74. Beautiful card. I love that stamp set.

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  75. I love the polka dots!! The flower is the perfect addition.

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  76. So cute! I really love the coloring of the shoes/ purse. It's just gorgeous!

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  77. How hip, girly, and fun! Love your card!

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  78. Well aren't those fancy and fun shoes! Love the green/black combo.

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  79. Cute girly card! Its so fun :)

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  80. My youngest daughter would "die" for the shoes and purse card. A diva she is, even had a shoe shaped cake for her birthday! Great card, Michelle.

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  81. Michelle ... love the green and black together really works well. Your card is so cute!

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  82. You won me with the black and green colour combo - stunning!

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  83. Fresh and fun card. Love the green with black and pop of pink. So girly!

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  84. Beautiful cute card! Your coloring is spot on! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  85. Love the shoe and pocket book images and your card is simply beautiful! The green with the black trim...very nice!

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  86. This is so pretty! Love this :)

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  87. Totally FUN and CUTE!!! love the colors of this...

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